Does Medicare cover ostomy supplies?
Yes, Medicare typically covers 80% of the cost of ostomy supplies. If you have a supplemental or secondary insurance plan, your ostomy supplies might be completely covered.
The below chart breaks down the standard allowable amount of supplies you may be eligible to receive per month if you have Medicare insurance coverage.
|Ostomy Supply Types||Medicare Allowable Quantity|
|Drainable ileostomy or colostomy pouches||Up to 20 per month|
|Urostomy pouches||Up to 20 per month|
|Closed ileostomy or colostomy pouches||Up to 60 per month|
|Skin barriers with flange||Up to 20 per month|
|Adhesive remover wipes||150 every 3 months|
|Ostomy belt||1 per month|
|Skin barrier paste||1 4 oz. tube per month|
|Protective wipes||150 every 6 months|
|Protective stoma powder||1 10 oz. bottle every 6 months|